Since I began my copious doctor’s visits back in 2004 for depression and depression-managing pills, I have been told many false things about “dealing” with depression.
- If the source is not from an event or incident or person in your life, there is no cure.
- Sometimes medication is the only way to manage depression and you will have to stay on it for the rest of your life to function like a “normal” person.
This is complete bullshit.
I am angry beyond words at how readily doctors dispense pills instead of deeply examining the roots of the problem. It is ENTIRELY possible (and I believe this is the true cause) that the seemingly “biological” depression, that is, inherited through family genetics or predisposition, can be CURED through proper diet and supplementation to accommodate for genetic predispositions (which I don’t believe to be for things like DEPRESSION, but rather, maybe, difficulty in absorbing VitD or just a predisposition for some sort of mineral/essential protein deficiency). The food we eat DIRECTLY affects those deficiencies and if you eat properly (for yourself, not everyone can follow the same diet and feel optimal), I believe you can overcome all of your “disease” obstacles.
I apologize for being preachy, but it saddens me more than ever that so many people go through their lives without looking into the root of their problems. Heart disease, cancer, depression and other practically “unpreventable” diseases (if you’re “pre-disposed” to them) were not once so rampant, and there’s a reason for it: a change in food production, sources, and types. Why doctors don’t ever look into this (in my experience, like I said, this is a sweeping generalization) is beyond me.
I’m not saying it’s easy. Extra Vitamin D may not fix your problems, but it could help. I’m not saying I’ve cured my depression (yet). But I do think that starting with your lifestyle, the food you eat and the way you live, will help more than any powdered or cold-pressed pill could.
People used to encourage me to take pharmaceutical depression & anxiety remedies, telling me that it’s just like having a heart condition: you shouldn’t deny yourself the pills that will help you. MAYBE they’ll help you. MAYBE you’ll have terrible side effects. Messing with brain chemistry so directly is incredibly dangerous. MAYBE it’s effective for some, but if you’re looking for alternative ways to treat your condition, most likely it’s not up to par for you and you’ve already tried changing the dose/medication. MAYBE it’s time to look into other solutions. Examine your life: what have you tried changing? What has helped? What hasn’t?
MAYBE I shouldn’t deny myself the opportunity for a natural solution. To teach my body to naturally regulate my serotonin levels instead of forcing them. I will not deny myself health.